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What are the benefits of herbs and spices in an anti-inflammatory diet?

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They add antioxidants (along with flavor) to your food. Turmeric, found in curry powder, has a strong substance called curcumin. And garlic curbs the body's ability to make things that boost inflammation.

SOURCES:

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: "Inflammation and Diet."

Arthritis Foundation: "The Connection Between Gluten and Arthritis," "Eight Foods That Can Cause Inflammation," "The Ultimate Arthritis Diet."

Cleveland Clinic: "The Anti-Inflammatory Diet: A Way to Manage Chronic Pain," "9 Diet Tips to Help You Fight Inflammation," "Why You Should Pay Attention to Chronic Inflammation."

Harvard Women's Health Watch: "Foods That Fight Inflammation."

Mayo Clinic Online Health Letter: "Buzzed on Inflammation."

Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman on February 14, 2019

SOURCES:

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: "Inflammation and Diet."

Arthritis Foundation: "The Connection Between Gluten and Arthritis," "Eight Foods That Can Cause Inflammation," "The Ultimate Arthritis Diet."

Cleveland Clinic: "The Anti-Inflammatory Diet: A Way to Manage Chronic Pain," "9 Diet Tips to Help You Fight Inflammation," "Why You Should Pay Attention to Chronic Inflammation."

Harvard Women's Health Watch: "Foods That Fight Inflammation."

Mayo Clinic Online Health Letter: "Buzzed on Inflammation."

Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman on February 14, 2019

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